What's driving ESG investments in 2023? This question was attempted to be answered by the participants of one of the panel discussions at the CEE Property Forum 2023 conference, which was held last week in Vienna. We write about some of the answers they found in the summary below.
Retail share subscription opens on October 9. 2023. In addition to professional investors, Hungarian retail investors will also be able to participate in the Budapest Stock Exchange’s (BSE) first euro-based initial public offering.
With a total value of $379.7 trillion at the end of 2022, real estate is worth more than the global equity and bond markets combined and is almost four times the size of global GDP, shows a Savills report.
Real Management S.A. has signed a lease agreement with Dr Irena Eris for warehouse and office space in its own development, an industrial park Good Point V in Łubna, near Warsaw. The warehouse space of 8,500 sqm and office space of 500 sqm is scheduled to be handed over to the tenant in Q3 2024.
Changes are currently taking place in HB Reavis’ executive leadership teams and across the Board of Directors. Marian Herman and Peter Pecnik stepped down as Group CEO and Group CFO, respectively. The recently created HB Reavis Asset Management platform managing a €2.3 billion top asset portfolio will be led by Marcel Sedlak as CEO, Tomas Krajcir as CFO and Matus Liptak as COO. Steven Skinner was appointed as CEO to lead the company development arm that focuses on developing the existing pipeline.
How long will the cooling off in the investment market last? What are the main factors currently shaping demand? Which projects will banks lend money for today? In an interview with Property Forum, BNP Paribas Real Estate experts Małgorzata Fibakiewicz and Tomasz Arent summarised the current situation in the retail and warehouse sectors in Poland.
More and more companies are considering expanding into Czech regions, but a lack of suitable office space is preventing them from doing so. In regions outside of Prague or Brno, there is not only a shortage of modern space for rent, but also a lack of flex operators. Those types of businesses could benefit from the growing interest of international companies in the Hub & Spoke or Flex & Core model, reports Colliers.
Radisson Hotel Group was selected to be the operator of the hotel component in the Central District Lagoon City, developed in Bucharest by Forty Management. The Radisson Lagoon Hotel Bucharest is planned as the first of several such branded co-operations across the globe.
SES is refurbishing the King Cross shopping centre in Zagreb, Croatia which it has owned and managed since 2018. Construction work to completely refurbish the centre will begin in 2024 following an investment of approximately €40 million. Completion is scheduled for autumn 2025.
Consumer prices in Hungary were 17.6% higher on average in July 2023 than a year earlier. The highest price rises were measured for electricity, gas and other fuels as well as food over the last twelve months. In one month, consumer prices increased by 0.3% on average, within which, however, clothing and footwear cost 1.4%, food 0.9% and consumer durables 0.5% less, the Hungarian Central Statistical Office (KSH) reports.
A new iSpot Apple Premium Reseller store has opened in Galeria MM in Poznań. This is the fourth iSpot location in this cty. The sales floor of the newest store is approximately 100 sqm.
The British brand Sports Direct has joined the tenants of Galeria Mazovia in Płock, while the Pandora brand store and the Crazy Bubble outlet have also reopened.
A Dealz shop has opened in Galeria Solna in Inowrocław. The store, with a refreshed visual concept, took up an area of over 500 sqm.
In September, Michal Berski took up the position of head of the warehouse sector at CBRE Poland. He has been with the company for over 10 years. In his new role, he manages strategy and the development of all business lines within the warehouse and industrial sector.
Slawomir Czarnecki is the new president of Grupa Muszkieterów and ITM Poland. He has replaced David de Bosschère. The new CEO is the owner of the Bricomarché shop in Świecie and has many years of experience in trade, as well as in the Group's internal structures.
LCP Properties, a developer in the Polish retail park market, is continuing to strengthen its organisational structure. Andrzej Plit has been appointed as the new Finance Director. Meanwhile, for the LCP-owned EMKA shopping centre in Koszalin, Daria Kokowska became the new Shopping Center Director.
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